Urinary & Fecal Incontinence

Current Management Concepts

Author: Dorothy Beckley Doughty

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323031356

Category: Medical

Page: 633

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Completely updated to reflect current practice, the 3rd edition of this comprehensive resource provides a multi-disciplinary, in-depth review of the physiology of continence, the pathologic mechanisms producing incontinence, and current treatment options for the various types of incontinence. Assessment, behavioral therapies, and multidisciplinary care are emphasized as key elements in the treatment and management of incontinence. In addition to the life-span content discussed throughout the book, an entire chapter is devoted to bowel and bladder management in children. Authored and contributed by leaders in the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Provides an in-depth review of the physiology of continence, the pathologic mechanisms producing incontinence, and current treatment options to facilitate optimal assessment and care. Features detailed assessment guidelines to help clinicians accurately identify causative and contributing factors, and implement of a comprehensive management plan. Discusses urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence in separate sections to address the special considerations for each in an organized, focused, easy-to-use format. Features individual, complete chapters for each of the following types of incontinence: stress, functional, reflex (neurogenic bladder), and overactive bladder (urge incontinence). Devotes separate chapters to Pathology & Management of Postprostatectomy Incontinence and Bowel and Bladder Management in Children to ensure comprehensive coverage of these topics. Offers life-span content to help clinicians provide appropriate care for patients in every stage of life. Includes self-assessment questions with answers and rationales for review and self-testing. Integrates multidisciplinary care throughout to highlight its importance in successful treatment. Features a new chapter on Pathology & Management of Postprostatectomy Incontinence that provides detailed information on this increasingly important aspect of incontinence. Includes content on the impact of spinal cord injury on bladder and bowel function.

Urinary & Fecal Incontinence

Current Management Concepts

Author: Dorothy B. Doughty

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323113575

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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Completely updated to reflect current practice, the 3rd edition of this comprehensive resource provides a multi-disciplinary, in-depth review of the physiology of continence, the pathologic mechanisms producing incontinence, and current treatment options for the various types of incontinence. Assessment, behavioral therapies, and multidisciplinary care are emphasized as key elements in the treatment and management of incontinence. In addition to the life-span content discussed throughout the book, an entire chapter is devoted to bowel and bladder management in children. Authored and contributed by leaders in the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Provides an in-depth review of the physiology of continence, the pathologic mechanisms producing incontinence, and current treatment options to facilitate optimal assessment and care. Features detailed assessment guidelines to help clinicians accurately identify causative and contributing factors, and implement of a comprehensive management plan. Discusses urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence in separate sections to address the special considerations for each in an organized, focused, easy-to-use format. Features individual, complete chapters for each of the following types of incontinence: stress, functional, reflex (neurogenic bladder), and overactive bladder (urge incontinence). Devotes separate chapters to Pathology & Management of Postprostatectomy Incontinence and Bowel and Bladder Management in Children to ensure comprehensive coverage of these topics. Offers life-span content to help clinicians provide appropriate care for patients in every stage of life. Includes self-assessment questions with answers and rationales for review and self-testing. Integrates multidisciplinary care throughout to highlight its importance in successful treatment. Features a new chapter on Pathology & Management of Postprostatectomy Incontinence that provides detailed information on this increasingly important aspect of incontinence. Includes content on the impact of spinal cord injury on bladder and bowel function.

Acute & Chronic Wounds

Current Management Concepts

Author: Ruth A. Bryant,Denise P. Nix

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323316212

Category: Patient care planning

Page: 648

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Preceded by Acute & chronic wounds / [edited by] Ruth A. Bryant, Denise P. Nix. c2012.

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society® Core Curriculum: Ostomy Management

Author: Janice Colwell,Jane Carmel,Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society®

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496320638

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Ostomy Management, First Edition, is one of three volumes in the Series that follows the Curriculum Blueprint designed by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). It is the ideal reference for anyone seeking certification as an ostomy or continence nurse, as well as anyone who manages patients needing fecal and urinary diversions, or ostomy management.

Female Urology

Author: Shlomo Raz,Larissa V. Rodriguez

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416023395

Category: Medical

Page: 1038

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Completely reorganized and updated, the 3rd Edition of this best-selling reference presents comprehensive coverage of all aspects of female urology, making it easy to implement today's best approaches for every patient, both surgical and non-surgical. A bonus DVD includes video clips of surgical procedures to further enhance your surgical repertoire. Offers step-by-step, highly illustrated guidance on diagnosing and managing the full range of female urologic problems you encounter in practice. Features the work of all new contributors and 30% new content to keep you abreast of the latest in the specialty. Enables you to implement the most current techniques through new chapters on pharmacologic neuromodulation (Botox) and laparoscopic management of SUI, as well as an expanded section on Surgical Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Includes 200 new illustrations and 400 new clinical photographs reflecting the state of current practice. Offers a bonus DVD with video clips of procedures including Excision of Urethral Diverticula, Repair of Vesico-vaginal Fistula Using Peritoneal Flap, and Total Mesh Reconstruction of Vaginal Prolapse to help you enhance your surgical skills.

Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Author: Mark D. Walters,Mickey M. Karram

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032311377X

Category: Medical

Page: 674

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Edited and authored by some of the most respected figures in the field, Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery presentsdefinitive, state-of-the-art guidance on every aspect of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS), equipping you tomake the best clinical decisions and optimize outcomes. It's easily accessible format is uniquely organized to reflect a physician's decision-making process -- from basic concepts through to clinical and urodynamic evaluation, management, and treatment. This practical, clinically oriented text is an ideal resource for OB/GYNs and Urologists as well as subspecialists in FPMRS, providing the latest information on procedures and available research regarding the evaluation and treatment of the growing number of patients presenting with these types of conditions. Glean all essential, up-to-date, need-to-know information with a new section on surgical complications and their management; important new discussions on the psychosocial issues associated with treating patients with female pelvic floor disorders; and a new focus on female sexual function and dysfunction. Prevent and plan for complications prior to a procedure thanks to a step-by-step approach to each procedure, complete with personal techniques and tips from leading experts. Put concepts into practice. Case presentations from leading experts in FPMRS allow the reader to apply the information presented to everyday clinical situations. Effectively detect, prevent and treat common female pelvic floor disorders including stress incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, defecation disorders, painful bladder and irritative voiding disorders, and urinary tract infection. Get a true-to-life view of each procedure through full-color, crisp illustrations that illuminate every detail and nuance. Stay current the latest advancements and developments with sweeping updates and 9 NEW chapters: Congenital Anomalies of the Female Genital and Urinary Tracts l Physiology of the Pelvic Muscles, Vagina and Ano-Rectum l Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction l Multichannel-Urodynamics: Indications, Techniques and Interpretation with Case Studies l Video and Ambulatory Urodynamics: Indications, Techniques and Interpretation with Case Studies l Hysteropexy l Avoiding and Managing Lower Urinary Tract Injuries During Pelvic Surgery l Managing Mesh and other Vaginal Complications after Surgeries for Incontinence and Prolapse l and Surgical Management of Detrusor Compliance Abnormalities. Master urodynamic testing with step-by-step instructions on basic evaluation as well as the evaluation of complex cases with videourodynamics. Know what to do and expect with algorithmic approaches to common complaints, evidence-based assessments of appropriate therapies, andclear full-color surgical illustrations as well as evidence-based assessments of appropriate therapies. Access the full text online at ExpertConsult along with a perpetually-owned e-Book version at no extra cost.

Donald School Textbook of Transvaginal Sonography

Author: Asim Kurjak,Jose Bajo Arenas

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 935090473X

Category: Medical

Page: 478

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Transvaginal sonography, or ultrasound, is a test used to look at a woman's reproductive organs, including the uterus, ovaries and cervix. The second edition of this textbook brings clinicians and trainees fully up to date with the latest developments in transvaginal sonography. Divided into five sections, the book begins with an introduction to general aspects of the procedure, followed by discussion on its uses in obstetrics and gynaecology and infertility. The final two sections examine Doppler sonography and 3D and 4D transvaginal sonography. This new edition has been fully revised to present practitioners with the latest procedures and diagnostic guidelines for the use of sonography in obstetrics and gynaecology. With contributions from recognised experts in Europe, the USA and Asia, this invaluable book includes more than 750 original ultrasound pictures, diagrams and photographs. Key points Fully revised new edition presenting latest developments in transvaginal sonography Recognised author and editor team from Europe, USA and Asia Includes more than 750 original ultrasound pictures, diagrams and photographs Previous edition published in 2011

Newborn Surgery 3E

Author: Prem Puri

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444149490

Category: Medical

Page: 1048

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Newborn Surgery, Third Edition provides a comprehensive compendium of the pathophysiology, investigation and management of neonatal disorders. Areas covered include in this new edition include: Preoperative assessment Anesthesia Postoperative management Nutrition Ethical considerations in newborn surgery Head, neck, and chest surgery Esophagus and gastrointestinal tract surgery Liver and biliary tract surgery Anterior abdominal wall defects Tumors Spina bifida and hydrocephalus Genitourinary issues Long-term outcomes in newborn surgery With its uniquely comprehensive coverage of neonatal surgical specialties, this book is the first stop for anyone looking to supplement their knowledge in this broad and increasingly disparate field, including pediatric surgeons, general surgeons with pediatric practice, neonatologists, pediatricians, and pediatric radiologists.

Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills

A Nursing Process Approach

Author: Pamela Lynn

Publisher: LWW

ISBN: 9781496384881

Category: Medical

Page: 1132

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach Fifth Edition Pamela Lynn, EdD, MSN, RN Confidently meet the challenges of person-centered nursing practice! From basic nursing processes to advanced clinical capabilities, Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach helps you hone your cognitive, technical, interpersonal, and ethical/legal capabilities and master patient interaction, clinical reasoning, and communication skills essential to safe and effective person-centered care. Step-by-step, evidence-based guidelines walk you through common practices and simplify complex procedures, accompanied by key considerations for documentation, delegation, and other tasks you'll encounter throughout the nursing process, from your first day on the job to every stage of your nursing career. Step-by-Step Skills are presented in a concise, straightforward, and simplified two-column format facilitating competent performance of nursing skills. Scientific Rationales accompany each nursing action to promote a deeper understanding of the basic principles supporting nursing care. Unexpected Situations highlight abnormal outcomes while providing explanations of how to react to provide the best care. Evidence for Practice boxes present current best practice guidelines and up-to-date research relevant to the skills. A Nursing Process Framework integrates related nursing responsibilities for each of the five steps. Skill Variations provide clear, start-to-finish instructions for variations in equipment or technique. Documentation Guidelines guide you through accurate documentation of skills and findings. Hand Hygiene icons alert you to this crucial step that prevents the spread of microorganisms. Patient Identification icons help you ensure the right patient receives the intervention and prevent errors. Delegation Considerations assist you in developing the critical decision-making skills needed to transfer responsibility for the performance of an activity to another individual.

Designing Clinical Research

Author: Stephen B. Hulley,Steven R. Cummings,Warren S. Browner,Deborah G. Grady,Thomas B. Newman

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469840545

Category: Medical

Page: 378

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Designing Clinical Research sets the standard for providing a practical guide to planning, tabulating, formulating, and implementing clinical research, with an easy-to-read, uncomplicated presentation. This product incorporates current research methodology--including molecular and genetic clinical research--and offers an updated syllabus for conducting a clinical research workshop. Emphasis is on common sense as the main ingredient of good science. The book explains how to choose well-focused research questions and details the steps through all the elements of study design, data collection, quality assurance, and basic grant-writing.

Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine

Author: Jean-Pierre Michel,Jeremy D. Walston

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198701594

Category:

Page: 1432

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Over the past two decades there has been a marked change in global age demographics, with the number of over-60s increasing by 82% and the number of centenarians by 715%. This new-found longevity is testament to the success of recent advances in medicine, but poses significant challenges to multiple areas of health care concerning older patients. Building upon its predecessor's reputation as the definitive resource on the subject, this new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine offers a comprehensive and multinational examination of the field. Fully revised to reflect the current state of geriatric medicine, it examines the medical and scientific basis of clinical issues, as well as the ethical, legal, and socio-economic concerns for healthcare policy and systems. Over 170 chapters are broken up into 16 key sections, covering topics ranging from policy and key concepts through to infection, cancer, palliative medicine, and healthy ageing. New material includes focus on the evolving concepts of malnutrition, sarcopenia, frailty, and related geriatric syndromes and integration of geriatric principles from public health, primary and specialized care, and transitional stages from home to emergency, medicine and surgery, rehabilitation, and long term care. The Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine brings together specialists from across the globe to provide every physician involved in the care of older patients with a comprehensive resource on all the clinical problems they are likely to encounter, as well as on related psychological, philosophical, and social issues.

Geriatric Emergencies

A Discussion-based Review

Author: Amal Mattu,Shamai Grossman,Peter Rosen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118753313

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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The elderly represent the fastest growing segment of the population in developed countries, reflected in the patient population presenting to EDs and hospitals. These patients more often than not have greater co-morbidities, more complicated workups and utilize more laboratory and radiologic services. This text is designed to teach emergency physicians how best to care for this specific demographic of patients. It addresses physiologic changes, high-risk conditions, and atypical presentations associated with elderly patients in the ED that result in frequent misdiagnosis or delays in diagnosis. It instructs the readers how best to care for elderly patients in order to minimize morbidity and mortality, addressing some of the difficult psychosocial issues that confront health care providers that care for elderly patients, such as psychiatric disease and end-of-life care. The utility of this text is not limited to emergency physicians, but it should be useful to all health care providers involved in the treatment of elderly patients with acute medical or surgical conditions.

CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Endoscopy

Author: Norton Greenberger,Richard Blumberg,Robert Burakoff

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071714731

Category: Medical

Page: 580

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The most practical, authoritative guide to managing digestive and liver diseases A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE! Authored by expert physicians at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Endoscopy offers a streamlined, templated presentation that simplifies the diagnosis and medical management of digestive and liver diseases. Clinically relevant, up-to-date coverage of digestive and liver disorders, and related medical and surgical procedures, including endoscopy: High-yield coverage of the entire spectrum of gastroenterology and hepatology, from stomach and esophageal to pancreatic and liver disorders Complete review of advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy “Essentials of Diagnosis” bulleted lists deliver instant guidance on identifying both common and rare digestive disorders Over 90 full-color endoscopic and other images of GI disorders Over 50 radiographic images clarify the use of the many currently available imaging techniques Key information from related fields, including GI surgery, and subspecialities such as liver transplantation, bariatric surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and motility disorder

Alzheimer's Disease

A Handbook for Caregivers

Author: R. C. Hamdy

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780815126065

Category: Medical

Page: 451

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This text meets the needs of physicians, nurses, therapists, caregivers, and family members. It contains a wealth of practical information about the effects of Alzheimer's on the patient's day-to-day life, and offers detailed descriptions of the stages of the disease, the options for treatment, and the effects of other mental and physical characteristics upon the expression of Alzheimer's. Additionally, it offers valuable suggestions for approaching issues such as nutrition, sleep habits, safety, caregiver stress, and therapy. The book is a perfect bridge between an interdisciplinary panel of expert contributors who know most about the disease and those who know most about the patient. * Takes a reader-friendly look at the structure and function of the normal brain, along with the higher brain functions, providing the proper background needed to study the various types of dementia. * Explores the neuropsychological assessment of dementia as well as the tools, such as brain imaging, used in the process to lay a clinical foundation for the student. * Examines current concepts in the etiology and pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease, as well as the pathology, clinical presentation, and clinical diagnosis of the disease to bring the reader up to speed on new and established research. * Compares and contrasts Alzheimer's disease with other forms of dementias so that the properties unique to Alzheimer's are well understood. * Presents the general principles of management of Alzheimer's along with ways to manage the difficult behaviors that accompany it. * Provides valuable information for dealing with everything from fecal and urinary incontinence to preventing accidents in the home to managing daily care and planning activities. * Analyzes ethical and legal issues involved in caregiving, an area that continues to grow in complexity. * Details the many avenues of community support, from social services to the Alzheimer's Association. * Provides a glossary so that the reader has quick access to the definitions of important terms.

Practical Nuclear Medicine

Author: Peter F. Sharp,Howard G. Gemmell,Alison D. Murray

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846280184

Category: Medical

Page: 382

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This book is an essential guide for all practitioners. The emphasis throughout is on the practice of nuclear medicine. Primarily aimed at the radiologist, physician, physicist or technologist starting in nuclear medicine, it will also appeal to more experienced practitioners who are keen to stay up-to-date. The practical approach with tables as "recipes" for acquisition protocols means it is essential for any departmental shelf. 3rd edition expanded - now covering areas of development in nuclear medicine, such as PET and other methods of tumour imaging, data processing. All illustrations are up-to-date to reflect current standards of image quality.

Nursing

A Concept-Based Approach to Learning

Author: Pearson Education, Inc.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134616803

Category: Nursing

Page: 1776

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For courses in concept-based nursing. #1 curriculum choice for concept-based schools of nursing Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning provides all of the core content and materials needed to deliver an effective concept-based program that develops practice-ready nurses. This three-volume series is the only concepts curriculum developed from the ground up as a cohesive, comprehensive learning system. An intentional instructional design and learning pattern fosters connections between concepts and a deep level of comprehension that can be applied broadly. Volume I focuses on 21 crucial biophysical concepts, including their normal function, interrelationships, and alterations across the lifespan. The 3rd edition is a significant revision that brings the text in line with new evidence-based practice, care, and safety guidelines. Also available with MyLab Nursing MyLab(TM) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab Nursing helps students master key concepts, prepare for success on the NCLEX-RN(R) exam, and develop clinical reasoning skills. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Nursing does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Nursing, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Nursing, search for: 0134879112 / 9780134879116 Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volumes I, II & III Plus MyLab Nursing with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 3/e Package consists of: 0134616804 / 9780134616803 Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I, 3/e 0134616812 / 9780134616810 Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume II, 3/e 0134616839 / 9780134616834 Clinical Nursing Skills: A Concept-Based Approach, Volume III, 3/e 0134869745 / 9780134869742 MyLab Nursing with Pearson eText -- Access Code -- for Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volumes I and II, 3/e

Therapeutic Management of Incontinence and Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Organ Disorders

Author: J. Laycock,J. Haslam

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447137159

Category: Medical

Page: 265

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As medical knowledge advances we tend to compartmentalise our specialties into smaller units; but, hand in hand with this, there is a growing understanding between the different disciplines within the caring professions. Thus we are able to share our special skills to the benefit of patients. This book is an excellent example of the advantage of interdisciplinary communication and demonstrates a refreshing holistic approach to the problems of incontinence and pelvic pain. Written with physiotherapists in mind, the editors have invited contributions from many distinguished experts in their own field. These have been compiled into a comprehensive book, which will appeal to many healthcare professionals. I have had great pleasure in reading this book. During the time that I have been involved with 'pelvic dysfunction' there have been many exciting advances. These are all included in a most readable sequence, some presented with a refreshing new twist. In particular, I would like to bring to your attention the section on 'pelvic pain'. Because of our lack of understanding it has been a problem that is too often ignored and here at last are some practical ideas for therapeutic management. There is still much progress to be made in the field of incontinence and pelvic pain and as yet, no editors can be expected to produce a definitive work. However, I would like to recommend this book most strongly. It has a new approach to this topic, which is still a major problem for many people.

Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider - E-Book

Author: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds,Maren Stewart Mayhew

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087914

Category: Medical

Page: 880

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Written by and for nurse practitioners, and also suitable for physician’s assistants, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, 4th Edition focuses on what you need to know to safely and effectively prescribe drugs for primary care. An emphasis on patient teaching helps you gain patient adherence to prescribed drug regimens, and guidelines for health promotion help in maintaining and improving your patients’ health. Now in full color, this edition expands the book's emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice, and adds coverage of new drugs, new drug classes, and new therapeutic drug uses. Written by leading nurse practitioner authorities Marilyn Winterton Edmunds and Maren Stewart Mayhew, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider teaches principles of pharmacotherapeutics using today’s most commonly used drugs. A Key Drugs focus highlights the most commonly used and most representative drugs of each major drug class — with particular emphasis on the top 100 most commonly prescribed drugs. Emphasis on patient teaching helps you communicate with patients and family caregivers to promote adherence to the drug regimen. Emphasis on health promotion describes how to help patients stay well and improve their health, including coverage of immunizations and biologicals, vitamins, weight management, and smoking cessation. Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Treatment Guidelines chapter (11) provides practical guidelines for using the best current research evidence to make decisions about the care of individual patients. Extensive coverage of drug therapy for special populations such as geriatric and pediatric patients includes considerations related to age, pregnancy, race, and other factors. UNIQUE! Coverage of prescriptive practice includes topics such as prescriptive authority, role implementation, and the role of nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and physician assistants in writing prescriptions. NEW! Full-color design and illustrations highlight the most important content. DRUG UPDATES reflect the latest FDA-approved drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic uses. Expanded emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice helps you eliminate drug prescribing errors with color-highlighted Safety Alerts! and NEW Clinical Practice Alerts! NEW section on male hormone replacement therapies adds coverage of men to that for women. Updated evidence-based prescribing information reflects the latest national clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment guidelines, including the latest clinical treatment guidelines for diabetes. NEW! Complementary and Alternative Products tables highlight interactions with drugs, and are emphasized with a distinctive icon. Updated Drug Overview tables are enhanced with color as well as Top 100 icons that highlight the most commonly prescribed drugs.

Cases and Concepts

Pathophysiology review. Step 1

Author: Aaron B. Caughey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781782548

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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Cases & Concepts Step 1: Pathophysiology Review helps medical students prepare for USMLE Step 1 by combining basic science topics with clinical data. Working through 88 clinical cases, the reader gains experience analyzing cases, learns classic presentations of common diseases and syndromes, and integrates basic science concepts with clinical applications. Sections cover cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, gastrointestinal, hematology, oncology, endocrinology, rheumatology, reproduction, and neuroscience. Cases are followed by USMLE-style questions with answers and rationales. Thumbnail and Key Concept boxes highlight key facts. A companion website offers fully searchable text online.

Clinical Skills for Pharmacists - E-Book

A Patient-Focused Approach

Author: Karen J. Tietze

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032308222X

Category: Medical

Page: 214

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Covering the skills needed for pharmaceutical care in a patient-centered pharmacy setting, Clinical Skills for Pharmacists: A Patient-Focused Approach, 3rd Edition describes fundamental skills such as communication, physical assessment, and laboratory and diagnostic information, as well as patient case presentation, therapeutic planning, and monitoring of drug intake. Numerous case examples show how skills are applied in clinical situations. Now in full color, this edition adds more illustrations and new coverage on taking a medication history, physical assessment, biomarkers, and drug information. Expert author Karen J. Tietze provides unique, pharmacy-specific coverage that helps you prepare for the NAPLEX and feel confident during patient encounters. Coverage of clinical skills prepares you to be more involved with patients and for greater physical assessment and counselling responsibilities, with discussions of communication, taking a medical history, physical assessment, reviewing lab and diagnostic tests, and monitoring drug therapies. A logical organization promotes skill building, with the development of each new skill building upon prior skills. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter highlight important topics. Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter help in measuring your comprehension of learning objectives. Professional codes of ethics are described in the Ethics in Pharmacy and Health Care chapter, including confidentiality, HIPAA, research ethics, ethics and the promotion of drugs, and the use of advance directives in end-of-life decisions. Numerous tables summarize key and routinely needed information. Downloadable, customizable forms on the companion Evolve website make it easier to perform tasks such as monitoring drug intake and for power of attorney.